TABUK CITY Kalinga – During the flag raising ceremony, Tabuk city government, led by City Mayor Darwin Estrañero, donated 5 more new vehicles to the Tabuk City Police Station (TCPS) to aid local authorities respond faster to emergencies and offer protection to the city’s residents.
On behalf of all his officers, Chief of Police Lieutenant Colonel Dinulong Tombali extended his gratitude to the city government for the donation of two pickup trucks, two patrol cars, and a van.
He went on to say that during the mayor’s period in office, the city government was able to give some of TCPS’ most critical equipment, and that they can now function properly and efficiently.
Tombali went on to say that the TCPS has reaffirmed and re-energized their commitment to the city’s development strategy, and that it will always be a partner of the city government in providing basic services in the city.
Police Colonel Peter Tagtag, Jr., the Provincial Director of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Kalinga, echoed this sentiment.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Dangpason, who represented Tagtag, said this was the first time he has seen a local government contribute so many vehicles at once in his stint with other local government, which, according to him, demonstrates the mayor cares about public safety, crime prevention, and crime resolution.
“Haan nga maaramid iti kapulisan tayu dagituy nu awan tulung nga maited ti local government tayu. Isu nga dakkel iti pasasalamat iti kapulisan tayu daytuy,” he said.
He also stated that the donation of the vehicles will allow the over 170 police officers to better utilize their resources because they will be able to reach more locations throughout the city.
“Naglawa ti lugar na nu kitan tayu iti Tabuk City.” He said, “Isu nga tapnu ma-satisfy tayu iti services tayu, lalo kadagituy isolated barangays, kailangan nga talaga iti lugan tapnu pumaspas iti response time tayu.”
Estrañero said he noticed a severe scarcity of police cars and that, aside from the 5 new vehicles, the PNP could expect more to arrive in the near future so that they may better serve the public in times of need and make the inhabitants of the city feel safer.
Aside from the new vehicles, Estrañero donated his personal vehicle to the police station in 2021 to help supplement the city’s police vehicles.